Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #165 – “Thick N’ Thin,” from Patti Cake$

 

165. “Thick N’ Thin,” from Patti Cake$

Patti Cake$ #2. This one’s more a freestyle than the last song. It’s Jerry, Patti’s best friend, trying to cheer her up, so he starts banging out a beat on the hood of her car and freestyling, trying to get her to join in, which she eventually does. It’s a great moment, because it shows how talented she is and drives home the notion of ‘I wanna get out of this place’. Plus you find yourself going, “Aww shit” as it goes along, because you’re starting to realize that the songs in the movie are gonna be really good. And it only builds from here.

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